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Testing laboratories

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: Utilized by all manner of businesses to provide objective analytical data on the quality of a product or a process.

Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:

Ansco G. Bruinier, Jr. photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-217
Abstract: Ansco G. Bruinier, Jr. (1898-1993) served as the DuPont Company’s Technical Advertising Manager for its Organic Chemicals Department, Dyestuffs Division at Deepwater, New Jersey, from the 1930s until his retirement in 1963. In 1917, the Jackson Laboratory was established at Deepwater, New Jersey, as a major production facility for dyestuffs. This small collection consists of photographs which document a selection of highlights of Bruinier's career working in the Jackson Laboratory and in the Organic Chemicals Department. The photographs date from 1919 through 1969.
Dates: 1919-1969

Carney's Point Works Technical Department records

 Collection
Identifier: 1914
Abstract: The Technical Department at DuPont's Carney's Point Works was established to collaborate with scientists at the DuPont Experimental Station and Eastern Laboratory of the Repauno Works to develop new products, maintain quality control, and improve products and processes. The collection focuses on the department's start-up period (1906-1910) and the two World Wars.
Dates: 1906-1968

Chestnut Run photograph albums

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-222
Abstract: The DuPont Company's Chestnut Run Laboratories were opened in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware. The first laboratory was the Textile Research Laboratory whose purpose was to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics. This collection consists of eight albums of photographs showing laboratories, fabrication equipment, testing equipment dating to the mid-1950s, and personnel photographs from the late-1980s.
Dates: crica 1954; 1988

Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory vertical aerial photograph

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-216
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The DuPont Company opened the Chestnut Run Textile Research Laboratory in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware as a research facility to test the effects of normal wear and tear on DuPont's line of synthetic fibers and fabrics. This item is a vertical aerial photograph of DuPont's Chestnut Run facility in Wilmington, Delaware.
Dates: circa 1962

David Sarnoff Research Center records

 Collection
Identifier: 2464-09
Abstract: The David Sarnoff Research Center (DSRC) in Princeton, New Jersey was the central research organization for the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) from 1942 to 1987. Following GE’s acquisition of RCA in 1986, the DSRC was donated to SRI International as a contract research laboratory. Renamed the Sarnoff Corporation in 1997, it was integrated into SRI in 2011. The records document the pioneering research of its scientists and trace the history of the organization from its establishment into the twenty-first century.
Dates: 1899-2008; Majority of material found within 1942-1995

Donald R. Hull photograph collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1996-307
Abstract: Donald Robert Hull (1911-1995) was a longtime employee at the DuPont Company mainly working with nylon and textile fibers. The collection consists of four scrapbook albums of material from Donald Hull's career with the Du Pont Company.
Dates: 1934-1978

DuPont Company Experimental Station memoranda and reports

 Collection
Identifier: 2565
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). In 1903, the DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine River across from DuPont's first black powder works. This small collection of materials from the Experimental Station relates to the buildings, conducting of research, and to submission of reports.
Dates: 1929-1946

DuPont Company Pioneering Laboratory organization charts

 Collection
Identifier: 2486
Abstract: The Pioneering Research Laboratory was the research and development facility for the DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Division. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. The collection consists primarily of an incomplete set of organizational charts for departments at the Pioneering Research Laboratory in the Experimental Station, particularly DuPont Fibers and its predecessors (Fibers Department, Textile Fibers Department, Rayon Department).
Dates: 1941-2001

DuPont Company Pioneering Research Laboratory technical photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1999-241
Abstract: The Pioneering Research Laboratory was the research and development facility for the DuPont Company's Textile Fibers Division. E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. The collection consists of technical photographs related to fibers research.
Dates: 1936-1944

DuPont Company product information collection

 Collection
Identifier: 1972-341
Abstract: In 1952, the DuPont Company created the Product Information section within the Public Relations department. Its function was to produce news releases with photographs about DuPont and its products for indirect publicity and advertising purposes. This collection contains photographs of DuPont Company corporate events and proceedings, product trade shows and fairs, development and manufacturing processes, and the employees and facilities where the products were created. Most of the photographs were taken from the 1930s through the 1950s.
Dates: circa 1895-1968; Majority of material found within 1930-1960

DuPont Company's Chestnut Run Laboratories albums

 Collection
Identifier: 2009-219
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company, established in 1802. DuPont's Chestnut Run Laboratories was opened in 1954 near Wilmington, Delaware. This collection consists of two albums documenting the history of the Chestnut Run facility between 1954 and 1961. One album contains primarily photographs taken of the facilities exteriors between 1955 and 1958. The second album contains mostly newspaper clippings between 1954 and 1961.
Dates: 1954-1961, 1965, 1979

E. I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Experimental Station photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2008-223
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834). In 1903 the DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from DuPont's first black powder works. This collection contains photographs of general views of the Experimental Station showing its growth over time.
Dates: 1920-1988

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Experimental Station and Country Club panoramic photograph

 Collection
Identifier: 1969-144
Abstract: The DuPont Company's Executive Committee established the Experimental Station, a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from DuPont's first black powder works. The panoramic photograph provides an overview of the DuPont Company Experimental Station and Country Club, outside of Wilmington, Delaware. It shows temporary structures and construction for expansion of the Experimental Station.
Dates: circa 1947

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co., Inc. Jackson and Technical laboratories at the Dye Works panoramic photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1969-156
Abstract: The Jackson Laboratory and the Technical Laboratory was established by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company at its Deepwater, New Jersey, in 1917 and 1920 respectively to manufacture and research dyes. This collection consists of two panoramic photographs of exteriors of the laboratories.
Dates: undated

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Engineering Physics Laboratory historical files

 Collection
Identifier: 2504
Abstract: A collection of random publications, photographs, and objects associated with DuPont's Engineering Physics Laboratory. A number of the items appear to be associated with Paul M. Tannenbaum, once Senior Research Physicist at the Laboratory.
Dates: 1939-1988

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Experimental Station aerial photograph

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-287
Abstract: The DuPont Experimental Station is a large industrial research facility founded in 1903; focused on chemistry research. An aerial view of the DuPont Company's Experimental Station taken in 1987.
Dates: 1987

E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, Experimental Station lower gates photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 1995-269
Abstract: E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company is a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont company. The company was established in 1802 by Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (1739-1817) and his son Éleuthère Irénée du Pont (1771-1834) the company began with the production of gunpowder. Established in 1903, the Experimental Station is a research facility located on the banks of the Brandywine Creek across from DuPont's first black powder works. This collection contains three documentary photographs of both sides of the lower gates of the DuPont Company Experimental Station.
Dates: 1950

Gordon D. Patterson papers

 Collection
Identifier: 2247
Abstract: Gordon Derby Patterson (1897-1982) was a chemist who spent nearly forty years with the Central Research Department (formerly the Chemical Department) at the E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. In addition to his early work in pigments and rayon, Patterson directed research in high-energy radiation generators, radioactive tracer techniques, nuclear magnetic resonance, electron microscopy, and absorption spectroscopy. His papers provide extensive documentation for these projects, giving particular emphasis on ideas and suggestions for possible areas of exploration. In addition, there are administrative records, including outlines for research directors and the Steering Committee reviewing the status of current and proposed projects, as well as technical reference materials, such as summary reports, scientific papers, and literature reviews.
Dates: 1920-1966; Majority of material found within 1926-1962

Haskell Laboratory for Toxicology and Industrial Medicine records

 Collection
Identifier: 2739
Abstract: The Haskell Laboratory was established in 1935 as a Dupont Company research laboratory tasked with identifying potential health risks that could result from DuPont products and processes. DuPont called the laboratory the first of its kind in the United States, and the lab grew to become a respected and influential leader in the fields of occupational safety and toxicology. The records in this collection provide insight into the early motivations for creating the lab. In addition, the various papers, records, and publications document the laboratory’s research interests, business operations, and human resources activities.
Dates: 1930-2013

Henry S. Rothrock collection of Experimental Station photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-211
Abstract: Herny S. Rothrock (1906-1986) was a DuPont research chemist. In 1930, he joined the staff of the Experimental Station of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company. He obtained fifty-six patents, chiefly in the field of polymer chemistry and served ten years at liaison manager in the Central Research Department, retiring in 1971. This collection consists primarily of photos relating to DuPont's Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware. There are group photos of new employees in the Central Research Department, committees and conferences and press release photos from the 1964 New York World's Fair.
Dates: circa 1920-1968

Indiana Ordnance Works, Ballistics Laboratory photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-209
Abstract: The Indiana Ordnance Works was built by the DuPont Company for the U.S. Government beginning in 1940. It manufactured military explosives, propellants, and smokeless powder. This collection consists of photographs of the Ballistics Lab of the Indiana Ordnance Works.
Dates: 1941

Jackson Laboratory Library collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2678
Abstract: A collection of bulletins and reports from the library of DuPont's Jackson Laboratory. Most were generated by the Organic Chemicals Department, which operated Jackson Laboratory, but others come from other DuPont Departments and their laboratories.
Dates: 1931-1997; bulk 1944-1963

Jackson Laboratory records

 Collection
Identifier: 2227
Abstract: Jackson Laboratory was a dye works established in 1917 by E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company, a chemical company more commonly referred to as the DuPont Company. The records of the Jackson Laboratory are fragmentary in nature and divided into two series that document cutting-edge research projects conducted by DuPont scientists, primarily in the 1920s and 1930s. Under the direction of Fletcher B. Holmes (1877-1961) and W. S. Calcott (1892-1952), the processes for producing many important products, including neoprene synthetic rubber, were perfected during this period.
Dates: 1910-1999

James Bailey collection of DuPont Company images and videos

 Collection
Identifier: 2013-234
Abstract: The DuPont Experimental Station is a large industrial research facility founded in 1903; focused on chemistry research. James Bailey was an employee at the DuPont Company for forty years. The materials in this small collection consist of photographs, videos and ephemera related to the DuPont Company.
Dates: 1977-2002

James R. Thomen collection of Experimental Station building and site photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2012-210
Abstract: James R. Thomen (1926-) was manager of the Experimental Station from 1975 to 1985 when he retired. The DuPont Company's Experimental initially, was to be a small laboratory to screen inventions which were coming into the company from outside independent inventors specifically for research on black powder, smokeless powder, and dynamite, but soon its mission was altered and it became a large industrial research facility focused on innovative advancements in chemistry. This collection consists primarily of photographs of buildings at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware taken between 1910 and 1950.
Dates: circa 1900-1951

Sperry Corporation Aerospace Division photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2001-202
Abstract: The Sperry Corporation's Aerospace Division traces its origins to Engineering Research Associates (ERA), a St. Paul, Minnesota firm founded by William Norris (1911-2006) and Howard Engstrom (1902-1962). In 1952 ERA merged with Remington Rand, Inc., where it became part of its Eckert-Mauchly Division. In 1960, five years after the Sperry-Remington Rand merger, it was renamed the Military Division, and in 1975 it became Sperry Rand's Aerospace Division. These photographs show details of identified laboratory testing of computer components.
Dates: 1955-1965

William Henry Radebaugh films and scripts

 Collection
Identifier: 1975-412
Abstract: William Henry Radebaugh (1909-1996), was a public relations executive at the DuPont Company for over twenty years. He wrote, produced and directed many films about the company during his tenure there and for several years after his retirement. The bulk of the collection contains his scripts, storyboards, proposals and films, written and directed by William Henry Radebaugh. Several of the films are concerned about safety in the plants and in the use of DuPont products. Also included are four compilation reels of short news segments about different products, plants and services of the DuPont Company. There are also films about specific DuPont plants and laboratories including the Haskell Laboratory, the Spruance plant in Richmond, Va.; the Tecumseh plant in Tecumseh, Kansas, the Washington plant in Washington, West Virginia and the twenty fifth anniversary of the Victoria, Texas plant.
Dates: 1959-1977

William McKinley Keller papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1580
Abstract: William McKinley Keller (1901-1974) was a railroad engineer and executive who worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Association of American Railroads. The collection of papers relate to his engineering career working for the two companies as well as a consultant to the railroad industry and some personal correspondence throughout his career.
Dates: 1920-1974